Embedded Products, Reviews & Teardowns

The CodeyBot Review

The codeybot is a Makeblock product that was launched on kickstarter and is a wheeled robot that is targeted towards education and experimentation. It can be programmed using the mBlocky app downloadable from the Play store as well as the App Store. It can also be controlled using a limited set of voice commands as… Continue reading The CodeyBot Review

Raspberry Pi, Reviews & Teardowns

Seeedstudios Groove Pi+ Pre-Review Part 1

Introduction SeeedStudios has their own system of prototyping hardward called Grove which uses four pin connectors to connect sensors, actuators and subsystems together to a central controller which can be arduino based or MSP430 based. Recently, they have introduced an interface to the Rapberry Pi called the grovepi+ which is a Raspberry Pi Hat with… Continue reading Seeedstudios Groove Pi+ Pre-Review Part 1

Arduino & AVR, Development Kits, Embedded Products, IOT Holiday Lights, Projects, Reviews & Teardowns, Tutorials & Guides

Single Board Computers- The Arduino YUN Review

Prelude Hackers and hobbyists have used the arduino for a diverse number of projects and have made it a very popular. Its simple to use and easy to program. For people who have a slightly 'more' requirement, ARM based single boards came into the market. Initially the ARM boards were tougher to build and program… Continue reading Single Board Computers- The Arduino YUN Review

Development Kits, Embedded Products, Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects, Raspberry Pi, Reviews & Teardowns

The Raspberry Pi Power Analysis featuring the Tektronix Scope

Introduction I am waiting for my stuff to get delivered which are basically parts and parts. One of features of my design is that the raspberry pi center piece is portable, ie it can be moved from one location of the house to the other. For this I needed to add a battery backup which… Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Power Analysis featuring the Tektronix Scope

CapSense MBR3 with Arduino Nano
Development Kits, Reviews & Teardowns

CapSense MBR3 Evaluation Kit – Review

Introduction A lot of projects and products involve a user interface which is buttons and switches and knobs. The cost of industry grade panel push buttons is really high and it gets worse as the buttons become environment proof. With that said, Capacitive Touch sensing has come in to replace mechanical buttons and the Cypress… Continue reading CapSense MBR3 Evaluation Kit – Review

Lab Equipment, Reviews & Teardowns

Tektronix TBS1202B-EDU Oscilloscope for Education

1. Overview The Tektronix - TBS1XXXB-EDU series of Oscilloscope have been targeted towards the educational sector. The logo on the front panel that says "Enabling teaching" is proof of that. The traditional approach has been to carry a paper manual where the students will find the detailed instructions to the experiment to be performed. The… Continue reading Tektronix TBS1202B-EDU Oscilloscope for Education